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is the introduction of the new technologies. they are occurring very rapidly, changing how people are communicating. if they don't have the flexibility to make those changes, they are not going to be able to be competitive in the future. the postal commission could stay in place as a check against what they are doing. but unless they are given the flexibility i just don't see how they are going to deal to give their costs and alignment with evidence today that the postmaster general or to raise the rates, that wouldn't interfere with future businesses with a certain degree to lose business i'm assuming that you have taken all of that into consideration. is that right? >> you need the balance raising their rates. many of our suggestions go to cutting the cost. our point is that you need to bring costs and alignment with the revenues. so why not saying that you should be raising rates. you have to cut the cost first and dues great ability particularly for products where you are losing, not covered in your cost already as i mentioned in the articles and catalogs. but you have to balance those issues a
, not if, when bad actors get their hands on the same technology that we have, and use it in terrible ways, we really lose our ability to lean on our allies and world bodies and ask them to sanction or punish these bad actors for an unaccountable drone program when the mantra of our drone program is what drone program, right? >> if you have a program that is operating in the shadows, eventually you're going to have problems with it. right now, we use drones primarily as we've been about by the cia to kill al qaeda members. and i use that term loosely. sometimes these are al qaeda affiliates, people inspired by the same goals as al qaeda. well, other countries eventually will have armed drones and they can be using them against human rights activists. and we won't have a lot of moral ground to stand on. if we've been operating in the shadows. it goes back to 9/11. 9/11 happened. it was a horrible incident and the united states wasn't exactly prepared to deal with it. the military had plans for conventional war. didn't have plans for defeating a stateless organization that was more or less b
in learning technology including new computers. as you can see from the 00 photo that i have brought to the floor, these are very impressive spaces and go a long way to paycheck -- to make it a friendly place. one of the goals of the library project is to help each transformed library become a hub for greater school community. because the weinberg foundation wants this to be a successful model, it has partnered with the baltimore education resource consortium to evaluate the impacting within the school community. evaluations are under way at the first three libraries and involve students, teachers, and community members. in addition to supplying books as part of each rein say, the foundation and its partners wanted to do even more to equip these new spaces with the adventure of reading. the library project in the first year launched a huge book drive with more than 40 partners and 100 pickup locations. it is clear that my fellow marylanders were eager to contribute directly to this project donating some 13,000 books valued at over $75,000. i share the story with my colleagues and the
the door for this, but this is why i answer the way i did that i see that with the technology goings way it is and with drone technology advancing and drones getting smaller and smaller, they are not going to the the giant, big predators flying over pakistan, but little small drones to be armed with things. this is not science fiction here in terms of this is actually happening. >> booktv on location on the campus of the university of southern california at the l.a. times festival of books talking with mark mazzetti, "new york times" national security correspondent and author of this book, "the way of the knife," and, jim, you're the next caller from idaho. hi, jim. >> caller: good afternoon, gentlemen. i have a question. the la proider of servicee of to the war department in afghanistan, and i asked how the afghans were going, and i quoted him in the remark right now saying that it's basically a total failure. he went into details about that aspect of what basic means. what do you think the result is basically in afghanistan? >> well, it's obviously a question on a lot of people's mind.
, but this is where can't i enter the way i did, that i certainly see that with the technology going the way it is and with drone technology advancing a drone to small and smaller, they're not going to be the giant, the big predators that are flying over pakistan. they will be little small drones that could be armed with things. this is not science fiction here in terms of, this is actually happening. >> host: booktv is a location on the campus of the university of southern california at the al late-onset to our books. we are talking with mark mazzetti, security correspondent and author of this book, "the way of the knife." jim, you're the next caller. >> caller: good afternoon, gentlemen. i to question. i've already posted to one of the largest providers of service to the cia and also the war department in afghanistan. and i asked him howe a fghans was going. and i quote him in this remark right now. he says that is basically a total failure. and then went into details about that aspect of what basic means. what do you think the result is basically in afghanistan? >> guest: well, yeah, it's
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